Counterfeit Cool

Epstein, Gady; Jie, Li
February 2009
Forbes Asia;2/16/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p14
The article focuses on the market for pirated cellular phones in Shenzhen in Guangdong Sheng, China. It reports that Shanzhai has made modern technology available to many in Asia who might not have been able to afford products such as mobile phones. It states that Shanzhai smart phones sell for as little as $100, where a real name-brand version might sell for three to six times that much. Huang Xun, communications manager for Nokia China says that Shanzhai phones affects their brand.


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